There’s a lot wrong with Sarah Palin, who continues to make me laugh, but if President McCain snuffed it and President Palin took over, I’d reckon that the world would, on balance, be a safer place, so I’m struggling to see why everyone’s quite so anxious about whether she’s competent to govern. However much “experience”, etc., John McCain has, it’d be a bit of a surprise if he manages to get through a presidential term without recklessly starting at least one needless war, given his fondness for advocating the use of military force to solve foreign policy problems. Is there any good reason to think that President Palin’s likely to want to drop bombs on people? I’m not sure that there is, though I might be missing something. The great American republic of theirs survived J. Danforth Quayle as V-P, and I think it’s going to cope with Sarah Palin — and if she does succeed to the top job, it’s hard to see how she could be less fit for high office than either of her two predecessors.